1. the property of a continuous and connected period of time
Similar word(s): continuity
2. persistent determination
3. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
Sentences with persistence as a noun:
- You've got to admire his persistence. He's asked her out every day for a month even though she keeps turning him down.
- Once written to a disk file, the data has persistence: it will still be there tomorrow when we run the next program.